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Schwalbe 'Hans Dampf' 26er or 29er TLR Tire
The Schwalbe 'Hans Dampf' is a robust tire with aggressive knobs that don’t let go.
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Regrettably, the Hans Dampf will fit the front, but mounted on the rear, the outer knobs rubs the chainstays, so I use the Schwalbe 'Racing Ralph' for the rear.
Tubeless ready — sealant required
The sidewalls of the Hans Dampf are thick with zero pinholes, so mount and go immediately. No need to wait for sealant to work; it’s needed only if a flat occurs.
For rough conditions with sharp rocks, I use three bottles (6 oz total) of Stan’s NoTubes sealant for the Hans Dampf given its heavy duty usage (normally I use two bottles).
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The Hans Dampf runs well at 23-28 PSI. With ample volume and huge knobs, 23 PSI runs great. I generally run it at around 25 PSI, 23 PSI for rougher stuff, 28 PSI for faster rolling.
Bites into stuff big time.
Particularly good on loose gravel compared to other tires, though loose enough and you can still slide and go down.
On asphalt, there is tons of bite and this is not a fast tire.
The picture below shows the Hans Dampf at left. It looks small compared to a 3.7" Surly Endomorph tire for the Moots FrosTi snow bike.